Multiple dates-weather dependant

Sky Dive

Anyone over the age of 16 can book to take part in this amazing experience and jump with the fully qualified British Parachute Association instructors at Black Knights Parachute Centre
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Multiple dates available

Snowdon Challenge

Get your walking boots on and hike up Snowdon in aid of Once Upon a Smile!
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- 31 August

Our birthday!

Donate or fundraise for us this summer as part of our 12th birthday celebrations.
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Smile Mile – Children’s event

Children will be thrilled when taking part in our popular Smile Mile challenge as they work together to complete a mile to raise funds for Once Upon a Smile.
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1 March - 31 March

Miles of Smiles

Throughout March, why not challenge yourself with a walk, swim or run and help fundraise for Once Upon a Smile.
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10 March

MBNA Chester 10K

The MBNA Chester 10K is the only city based 10K in Chester. This is a great introductory race for new runners and an ideal stepping stone if you're aiming for a half marathon in the future.
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23 March

The Ultra Loop 50k

Take on The Ultra Loop at the stunning Heaton park next spring for an unforgettable experience.
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14 April

Manchester Marathon

Be a part of one of the Manchester Marathon 2024, this route is flat and friendly with an incredible atmosphere!
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20 April

The Grand Ball!

Bigger, better, and more spectacular than ever-The Grand Ball is back!
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11 May

Dragon Boat Challenge 2024

The Dragon Boat Challenge taking place in May 2024 is sure to be a fun day out for all!
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26 May

Great Manchester Run 2024

The AJ Bell Great Manchester Run is back on Sunday 26 May 2024, take part for Once Upon a Smile.
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7 June - 9 June

Great North SwimRun

SwimRun is a journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, navigating around Short, Middle and Endurance distances.
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22 June - 23 June

Experience Summer Solstice in Snowdon

Experience the magic of Snowdon for Summer Solstice this June.
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28 June - 30 June

Trafford Palazzo Abseil

Abseil the iconic Trafford Palazzo tower this June!
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8 September

Great North Run-Newcastle

The AJ Bell Great North Run is the world’s biggest and best half marathon, running a 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields.
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13 October

MCR Half Marathon

The popular Manchester Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile challenge that takes place every October, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 15,000 runners.
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19 October - 20 October

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is the ultimate team challenge, take part with your colleagues, family or friends and support each other to the muddy finish line!
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During December

Sidley’s Santa Dash

Sidley's Santa Dash -fun for everyone
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Without you, we wouldn’t be here. Together we can make a difference.

There are lots of ways in which you can support us, through one off donation, hosting and event at your school or work, explore setting up a monthly donation or join our lottery.

How you can get involved

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Let us know about your Fundraiser

Register your fundraising event with us and our dedicated staff will give you a helping hand along the way.

Sidley’s Smile Club

Set up a monthly donation and join Sidley’s Smile Club. Regular donations really help us plan ahead.

Ways to Support Us

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There are so many ways to donate to Once Upon a Smile, such as events, challenges and more.

If you can’t fundraise but still want to help us

Donate Here